poetry and prose about place

a place for Zoe

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I’ve heard the theory that the Internet is 90% occupied by cats. I have spent a fair share of my time watching feline antics on stairways, kittens tumbling from chairs and cats sneaking up on cameras.


The cat I spend most time with is Zoe. She is a small cat, about eight years old (whoops, my niece says Zoe is twelve)! She tries so hard to communicate and can usually make herself understood via telepathy. She sits and stares at me and I go through the list. Food? No. Water? No. Ice cubes? Yes.



Zoe checks in with me at intervals through the day. She greets me and listens to the morning bird chorus with me. She runs in front of me to her bowls and waits while I feed her. When I am typing at the computer, she hops up and tries to help. Later, when I watch TV, she snoozes on my lap for a few minutes. She usually appears later to race through the house from corner to corner.



Nothing special about this particular cat post. But I wish I had Zoe’s nonchalance, her utter calm, her faith that all will be well.


Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

June 22, 2016 at 7:00 am

Posted in a niche for Zoë

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  1. of course we love them…

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    Maureen Sudlow

    June 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  2. “She sits and sits and sits and sits and that’s what makes a Zoe cat …” T. S. Eliot, slightly corrupted.

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    June 22, 2016 at 8:33 am

  3. Awww – Zoe looks like a real sweetheart… Cats make wonderful companions and I love that they communicate quietly (most of the time) by way of telepathy. 🙂

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    Barbara Rodgers

    June 22, 2016 at 7:14 am

    • She gets into trouble sometimes but is a lovely cat most of the time ( she occasionally sits at the top of the stairs in wait for my husband, then grabs at his ankles with her claws. Not as dangerous as it sounds because it is expected!).


      jane tims

      June 22, 2016 at 7:58 am

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